Sylvain Chauveau and a couple of buddies have conspired to make this lovely CD of gently picked guitar and tinkly percussion on Flau. On it the trio play acoustic …view full details.
My own personal album of the week would be the new A HAWK & A HACKSAW…view full details.
I'm utterly obsessed by this new A Hawk And A Hacksaw album. I've quite liked bits by 'em before but nothing has really grabbed by them as much as Delivrance, their brand new album on Leaf. I think it probably helped seeing them live the other week..…view full details.
It’s a last minute rush this week getting all the reviews done and I’ve only just found out the new album from A Hawk And A Hacksaw has come in so I thought I’d write a …view full details.
Ooh here’s another CD in a box on Northwestern Recordings which includes some cardy insert things, a numbered insert AND... wait for it... a leafy thing in a small placcy bag. On clos…view full details.
From the brief listens we've had in the office, this ambitious double CD opus seems to take its cue from traditional Celtic folk musics and the more experimental production techniques afforded by the growth of new music technologies. By turns melanch…view full details.
Air Cav come to give me some Mancunian slaver with their 2nd waxing 'Embers' / 'Picking at the Bones' & they sure sound well Manc. The guitars chime & ching in a stern yet melodic fashion, the drums are solid & motorik & the vocals ar…view full details.
This band are one set of strange cats. Like their last album but denser, more blissed-out & free-flowing, this is everything that is exciting about modern progressive rock. I don't quite know what they're aiming for, space perhaps, but this al…view full details.
Perennial live favourites and some-time Gira backers Akron/Family are back this week with their seventh album ‘Sub Verses’, yet another strident col…view full details.
I've never come across Al Duvall before but the other boys here assure me that he's 'a talent to be reckoned with', 'the next big thing' and 'some bomb-ass shit'. On the evidence of 'Recluses Unite' I reckon they've only gone and talked some sense fo…view full details.
And now for something completely different. The delicate warblings of ALASDAIR ROBERTS are enough to soothe my stressed head today. There's probably not much that can be said about him that hasn't been said before. His new album ca…view full details.
The lord of all things Celtic and folk is back armed with a new album of tales of old. Yup Alasdair Roberts has a brand new long player out on Drag City this week called 'Spoils'. I do like a bit of Ally Roberts though he's one of these people I'd al…view full details.
The lovely Alasdair Roberts, one time Appendix Outer and now trad/contemporary folk blurrer extraordinaire, has a sweet new EP out on the hallowed Drag City. 'Wyrd Memes' is a most worthy companion to 'Spoils', being 4 essential fresh tracks, featuri…view full details.
More Celtic Folk fun times from our man Alasdair Roberts. I've had the pleasure of seeing this guy a number of times and it's always a delightful experience. I'm pretty sure Mr. Roberts is incapable of making a bad record and obviously this one is…view full details.